Science and Engineering Challenge

A little about the Challenge: The Science and Engineering Challenge is a nationwide STEM outreach program presented by the University of Newcastle in partnership with JCU. Through the Challenge, students experience aspects of science and engineering which they would not usually see in their school environment.

Year 10 students from across the region will battle it out for a place at the State Super Challenge by building bridges, wiring cities, building a bionic hand, constructing earthquake proof towers and designing a catapult.

Townsville: Quayside Terminal, Lennon Dr, South Townsville - 18 and 19 April 2023

Cairns: JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield - 21 April 2023

Mackay: Whitsunday Anglican School - 3 May 2023

Rockhampton: St Brendan's, Yeppoon - 5 May 2023

↓ Register for the event

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

What you can expect:

  • A day of hands-on science and engineering activities
  • Opportunities to discover and develop skills and talents
  • Working in teams to solve problems
  • A chance to represent your school

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle

If you would like to find out more, contact your school or email us at

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Thank you for registering to attend the 2023 Science and Engineering Challenge.

Please check with your school for any further details

Images and footage captured at the event may be used on the JCU website, social media platforms and in school newsletters
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